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Maximize performance with custom server technology

Servers are the bedrock of modern IT environments, as they provide the processing power and storage capacity that enables businesses to innovate, grow and compete. From web and mail servers to network servers and backup servers, these devices are the foundation of the IT infrastructure that businesses large and small rely on.

As IT teams continually upgrade their data management capabilities, custom servers can deliver great value and meet your organization’s specific needs. Custom servers enable administrators to configure their hardware with the processors, memory, accelerators and drives that will best meet compute and storage requirements – while paying only for the components they need.

For businesses seeking custom server technology, PowerEdge servers are state-of-the-art and available in a range of pre-configured options for versatility to meet the needs of modern and evolving businesses.

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Explore PowerEdge tower servers. These are designed to grow with your organization and are ideal for small, large & remote offices.

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Explore PowerEdge rack servers. These are designed to accelerate performance across the widest range of applications.

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The PowerEdge portfolio offers a broad array of servers to support a diverse set of workloads. PowerEdge servers can be deployed from the edge to the cloud to the core, supporting traditional applications, virtualization, and cloud-native workloads.

The PowerEdge family includes several types of servers that have been configured to serve specific business needs.

Tower servers
Tower servers are designed to support small businesses that typically require fewer than three servers. Combining affordability and ease of management, tower servers deliver the processing performance and storage capacity that can address a wide range of workloads in workplaces and remote offices.

Rack servers
PowerEdge rack servers maximize performance across a wide range of applications. Built with AMD or Intel processors, a rack server is configured with up to four sockets (where each socket supports a server processor) in form factors from 1U to 4U.

Rack servers also offer enhanced memory speeds and fast NVMe storage options to match server performance to each workload for greater efficiency. Rack servers also enable easy expansion, as businesses can start with a small server rack and gradually add capacity and processing power as needed.

Modular infrastructure
Modular infrastructure servers combine blade-based and rack-based technology on a single chassis to deliver optimal density, efficiency, and manageability. These flexible, modular solutions help optimize IT environments for traditional, new, and emerging workloads while providing a path to a modern, software-defined data center.

How to find your custom server from Dell Technologies

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When choosing a custom server at Dell, IT professionals have a wide range of server technology and hardware choices. Dell offers a range of industrial-grade servers and specialty servers designed to manage complex and compute-intensive workloads.

When configuring a custom server, you first choose the type of server and model, and then one of a variety of configurations. Lastly, you customize over fifty components to create the exact server that your business needs. While customizing, the price of each component is marked, and as you make selections, you’ll see the total cost of the configured server at the top of the page. You’ll also see the approximate monthly cost to finance the device.

When configuring your custom server, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Trusted platform modules and chassis
  • Intel and AMD processors, along with processor thermal configuration
  • Memory
  • Hard drives and SSD drives
  • Storage cards
  • Operating systems
  • Network cards
  • RAID functionality and controllers
  • Access licenses
  • Accelerator cards
  • Cooling systems
  • Power supplies
  • Software
  • Support and protection services

Advantages of Dell custom servers

In addition to greater flexibility, custom servers offer significant benefits that help to build a secure, scalable, and worry-free infrastructure. Whether you are looking for scalability, automation, security, customization, or convenience –PowerEdge servers can deliver.

Scalable Architecture
PowerEdge servers enable businesses to adapt to changing realities. Scalable business architecture can be fine-tuned to address specific workloads, balancing computing, and memory resources to maximize performance across a wide range of applications.

Intelligent automation
With Dell Open Manage, businesses can streamline IT management. This allows organizations to maximize uptime while simultaneously reducing IT effort and improving productivity.

Built-in security
With integrated security across hardware and firmware, PowerEdge servers minimize potential vulnerabilities and prevent data loss. Dell’s cyber-resilient architecture embeds security into every phase of the server lifecycle.

Why choose Dell Technologies for your business

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Premium products
All of our products are designed to provide secure, powerful, and reliable systems. Built with cutting edge technologies for maximum operational effectiveness, our products adapt and scale to your business needs.

Comprehensive IT solutions
Support the growth of your business with our IT Solutions. We provide a full portfolio or products that include support & services and on-site assistance. The fully supported and secure solutions are designed to help keep your data secure and your infrastructure strong.

Expert support
We have over 30 years of experience in helping small businesses succeed. Our team of IT experts provide personalized advice and tailored solutions. Easily reach us by call, chat, or email to keep your small business ready for what’s next.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a custom server?
A custom server is a server built or configured to meet a business' specific needs in terms of data management. In contrast to an “off-the-shelf” server, a custom server allows an IT team to select the specific components or configurations they require.

Why choose a custom server over off-the-shelf models?
Custom servers enable IT teams to get the most value for their investment in server technology. By acquiring servers with the exact processing power, memory, ports, storage, accelerators and controllers, IT teams can more easily fine-tune their data center to meet the compute and storage requirements of the organization.

Custom servers offer increased scalability, increase control, and lower costs. It’s easy to see why so many small and medium-sized businesses turn to custom servers for their organizational needs.

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